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Cameras aren’t a new technology, but the computational photography behind the lens is. Civic tech projects include sousveillance, or using the widespread availability of cameras to document antisocial behavior like police brutality and human rights violations.

Civic tech is also concerned about civil liberties, and fighting unnecessary surveillance. See, for example:

WITNESS's Cameras Everywhere report on the challenges and opportunities that the proliferation of cameras across society presents.

Comparitech's report on the amount of CCTV surveillance in the biggest US cities.

Vacant Property QR Codes

Baltimore City Council Bill 19-0429 requires the Department of Housing & Community Development to post signage on vacant buildings that will identify owners so that they can be held accountable by the public.

Copcast

Copcast is an open-source project that can turn any Android phone into a body-worn camera system for law enforcement, providing a more cost-effective and accessible solution for law enforcement officers around the world.

Decolonize This Place

Decolonize This Place is an action-oriented movement centering around Indigenous struggle, Black liberation, free Palestine, global wage workers and de-gentrification.

Face the Facts app

Mit Face the Facts Wahlplakate scannen und herausfinden wofür Politiker:innen wirklich stehen.

ProofMode

Turn your photos and videos into secure, signed visual evidence

Anti Ring

This is a project to counter the Amazon Ring doorbell camera surveillance infrastructure. We provide information for users and community members concerned about the country’s biggest company planting always-on cameras all over our streets.

Obscuracam

Obscuracam is a photo and video app for Android that keeps certain information private. Last updated 2017.

Reported

drivers in 30 seconds. Reported submits this feedback through various channels like 311 and Twitter to help hold those drivers accountable. If it's an Uber/Taxi/For hire vehicle, the Taxi and Limousine Commission will be notified and your report will usually result in a summons for the driver.

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